Course Description

Pre-University Agricultural Science

Dunboyne College of Further Education

This one-year course is designed to give students an introduction to Agricultural Science and covers a variety of areas related to the study of animal science. Students will gain a fundamental understanding of content related to
animal and agri-sciences.
The course offers modules such as Animal Anatomy and Physiology, Biology and Laboratory Skills. Students will also
have the option to study other modules within the science sector giving a good grounding for entry into a higher
education science degree.

The following modules will be offered subject to availability / demand and may be subject to change:

Core Modules:
• Laboratory Techniques
• Communications
• Biology
• Work Experience
• Chemistry
• Word Processing
• Physics
• Mathematics
• Animal Anatomy and Physiology
• Safety and Health at Work

• Level 5 Applied Science Laboratory Techniques 5M3807 7

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Course Code 5M3807
College Name Dunboyne College of Further Education
Course Category Science, Science & the Built Environment
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland
Course Start Date 17th September 2024
Course End Date 23rd May 2025
Course Duration one year
Course Times Full time
Awarding Body QQI
Entry Requirements ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or; • Mature Students or; • Other equivalent qualifications All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications. Apply directly at
Career Path DCU, Maynooth University, UCD, TUD City Campus/ Tallaght, UCC, NUIG, Technological University of the Shannon Athlone, Atlantic Technological University Sligo/Letterkenny/St. Angela’s College Sligo, South East Technological University Carlow, Munster Technological University Cork, as well as other IT’s and colleges around the country or in the UK. For example, there are up to 21 places in Maynooth University, 30 places in UCD science courses and another 20 places in UCD Agricultural Science courses and 10 places in Trinity in First Science for QQI graduates. Alternatively, students may seek immediate employment in a range of companies and projects that seek graduates with a science aptitude. EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: UCD: DN250 Agriculture Science (Level 8, 4 Years) UCD: DN 250 Animal and Crop Production (Level 8, 4 Years) UCC: CK412 Agricultural Science (Level 8, 4 Years) GMIT: GA777 Agricultural and Environmental Management (Level 7, 3 Years) Maynooth: MH208 Biological and Biomedical Sciences (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU: DC121 Computer Science (Level 8, 4 Years) NUIG: GY303 Biomedical Science (Level 8, 4 Years) NUIG: GY301 Science (Level 8, 4 Years) SETU Waterford: SE502 Agricultural Science (Level 8, 4 Years) DKIT: DK885 Agri-Food Production (Level 8, 4 Years) DKIT: DK884 Sustainable Agriculture (Level 8, 4 Years)
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Dunboyne College of Further Education

01 8015968
Dunboyne Business Park, Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland

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